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Love on the Rocks

A Hiking Couple Shares Do’s and Don’ts of Trail Romance One of the delights of living in the Appalachian mountains is the natural beauty all around, and with so much scenery to explore a hike in the Blue Ridge is the perfect way to discover if a new relationship has a chance to gain any…
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Four Letters That Every Outdoor Adventurer Should Know

Now more than ever, politics is unpredictable. Partisanship trumps policy, watchdogs become lapdogs, and elected officials come and go faster than you can say quid pro quo. But there is one federal program that’s been around for over 50 years. It is the country’s most important conservation and recreation funding tool—yet probably fewer than 5…
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USA BMX Blue Ridge Nationals coming to Lexington, VA

Photo courtesy of USA BMX USA BMX professional and amateur riders from all over the country will gather in Lexington, Virginia, at the Virginia Horse Center this weekend for the Blue Ridge Nationals including local riders Dallas Gardner, Dustin Hammond, Foster Chadek, Parker Respass and Zoe Dannenberg.   This weekend’s Blue Ridge Nationals also features…
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Daniel Donato: Cosmic Country

Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato, is touring the Blue Ridge riding cosmic western style with about seven different guitars strapped to his back. A new player emerges in the instrumental-experimental-roots music world and at 23-years-old, has already established his own sound and a place as one of the greats. It all began just outside of…
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Hitting the Slopes (On a Budget)

Look ahead: Buying passes for the 2020/2021 season before the current winter ends can be a great way to save money on the slopes. Tips to make skiing and snowboarding affordable for the family Among the pantheon of recreational outdoor activities, few can be as wallet-shredding as snowsports. And while skiing and snowboarding cost a…
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Trail Mix: Five Anticipated Albums Coming in Early 2020

Nathaniel Rateliff is returning to his roots as a folksinger.  Plenty of great new albums are on the horizon in the new year. Check out five of our new favorites.  Drive-By Truckers “The Unraveling” The stalwart Southern country-rock outfit will return with their first LP since the politically charged 2016 effort “American Band.” Due on…
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The Mapmaker

Photo by: Andrew Kornylak A commemorative, yet intrinsically detailed guide to Boone’s rocky playground. Some may call his designs a work of art, others may simply conclude that they are his tribute to the beauty of the landscape and the rock climbing central he calls home. His name is Joey Henson.  Joey is a rock…
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Missing Va kayaker rescued after disappearing in Florida Everglades

On January 22 a 67-year-old Virginia man, Mark Miele, set out for a solo kayaking trip through the Florida Everglades. He was due back on January 29 but failed to make it back. People began to search. According to a post made on Collier County’s Sherriff’s Office Facebook page, one of Miele’s bags washed up…
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